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Vegan Lentil Curry

Vegan Lentil Curry

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Author: Holly Gray


  • 1/2 cup red lentils rinsed well
  • 1 tablespoon red curry paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon  ginger root minced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion diced
  • 2 large roma tomatoes diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped


  • Into a medium saucepan, add lentils to approximately 3 cups of water and simmer on low until tender, about 10 minutes.  Drain and set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the curry paste, curry powder, turmeric, cumin, chili powder, salt, sugar, garlic, and ginger; set aside.
  • Into a medium size skillet over medium high, heat the oil and cook onions until tender and slightly caramelized.
  • Stir in the curry mixture and tomatoes.  Reduce heat to Low and allow to simmer 5-10 minutes.
  • Add the lentils and continue cooking another 5 minutes or so until heated through.  Top with cilantro and serve hot.
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